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Volunteer Bryan Matzek distributes food and water to the workers helping clean up after the tornado struck Woodward Okla. earlier this month.

Jim Kirkland prepares the food that will be handed out to the people in Woodward in side the concession truck.

Tornadoes prompt action from Power of 3 servers Hei dy Mol i na Editor After the tornado devastated the town of Joplin, Mo., in May 2011, Jim Kirkland wanted to do something to help the people and workers in the aftermath of the storm. Kirkland, a current student in the corrosion technology program at the Area Technical School, looks back on the decisions from that time that have changed his life. He went to his pastor, searching for a way to help. “I wish I had a way to give back and help

these people,” Kirkland told his preacher, Larry Watson of the First Christian Church of Texhoma.Watson responded by telling Kirkland that the Bible says to use our strengths and asking Kirkland what he was good at doing. “Well, I can cook barbecue,” said Kirkland, who, along with his wife Adrienne owns Duke’s BBQ and Catering. With that idea in mind, Kirkland, along with Watson, began the Power of Three. The purpose of the Power of Three is to serve 1,000 meals a

day three times a day for three days and three weekends to the people who are affected by a disaster and the workers who help clean up the damage. The Power of Three uses the Bible verse “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV)”. The strands in this organization include Kirkland, Watson, and other volunteers. “The Power of Three came from utilizing our strengths,” Kirkland said. According to Kirk-

land, the Power of Three is made possible not only by the people who volunteer, but also by the contributers. Kirkland stresses that the Power of Three goes in to help distribute food but never expects contributions from victims or workers. If others are interested in contributing, they can go to Kirkland and Power of Three recently mobilized again after the tornado that occurred in Woodward, Okla. When the tornado hit Woodward April 14, Kirkland said that he knew that they were going to help out. “It’s close

enough to home; we’re two hours away,” he said. “ We’re going to go help.” “We felt like there was a need in Woodward. That’s why we activated,” Kirkland said. On the first day they were there, the group served more than 600 sandwiches. According to Kirkland, the difference between the tornadoes was “just the shear size.” When the Power of Three arrived in Woodward they were amazed to see how the people just stepped up to clean up the damage.

Kirkland would like to see the Power of Three be a lifelong mission that could be activated where ever they are needed as a collaborative group. “We don’t really help with the rebuilding,” Kirkland said. “We like to help the first responders.” Kirkland wants the people who help during the time of disaster to know that Power of Three is on board to help them even as they help others in disaster situations. Kirkland is originally from Keyes, Okla., but currently lives in Texhoma with his wife and child.

Reed to retire after 29-year career at SC


Roles of Dale Reed Through the Years

Graduates with the first graduating class at SCCJC.



Arrives in Liberal to attend SCCJC and play basketball



Returns to SCCC as the Saints head men’s basketball coach for 13 years Serves as Liberal city commissioner and mayor

Announces plans for early retirement as dean of outreach

Dale Reed has been connected to Seward County Community College for much of his adult life, from a college freshman who played basketball to a retiring dean of outreach. This month, Reed, who has worked for the college since 1983, announced his early retirement, and the Board of Trustees expressed their thanks to him for his nearly three decades of work. “Dale has a great history and passion for SCCC/ATS and will be missed,” said Dr. Duane Dunn, college president. “He’s well known with our area high schools and his work with business and industry has developed a lot of contacts for us for customized training and industry programs.” Reed arrived at Seward from his hometown of Little River in 1969 to play on the first-ever basketball team of a new college known as Seward County Community Junior College. Since then, he has seen a series of firsts, including being a member of the first graduating class in 1971. He was the first one to suggest the college mascot should be the Saints. He has, in fact, been an active participant in building the history of the college. “His college experience has started and progressed with our college,” Dunn said. “When someone with that history and experience leaves it creates a void that can’t be replaced.” After graduating, he pursued a career in coaching at the high school level, and remained in basketball until 1983. In 1983, he became head men’s basketball coach for his alma mater SCCC, a position he held for 13 years. He became the business and industry director in 1996. Later he served as business and industry coordinator and associate dean of educational services. He is currently the dean of outreach. “Dale’s retirement is a loss for the college but I’m happy for him that he’s able to spend time with his family,” Dunn said.

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Inductees unveil the Saints Athletic Hall of Fame before the athletic banquet on April 20. There were a total of five inductees to the hall of fame. For more photos see page 7.

Legends return to unveil hall of fame Jose Medrano Crusader staff SCCC hosted the annual athletics banquet in the Green House on April 20. This year the Athletics Hall of Fame was unveiled. The banquet began with an unveiling of the wall. There were five inductees in the first class of the Hall of Fame: the 2002 Lady Saints Basketball team, Lady Saints basketball Head Coach Jim Littell, Saints baseball player Cory Patton, Lady Saints basketball player Kim Ortega, and Saints baseball Head Coach Galen McSpadden. After the unveiling, the awards ceremony began. Current SCCC athletes, booster club members, fans, board members and hall of fame inductees attended the ceremony. Athletes received awards for their work in both academics and athletics. The Saints cheer and dance teams, as well as the athletic trainers and the Saints volleyball team, received recognition for their work this past year. Lady Saints basketball player

Kayla Thomas was awarded the Talbert Award teammates. Saints baseball player Sam Pack was awarded the Johnstone Award by his teammates. Saints basketball player Deverell Biggs received recognition for his NJCAA All-America award. Coaches announced where some players would be heading to continue their college career. Lady Saints volleyball player Courtney Geesing will be playing for Southern Arkansas University next year. Lady Saints basketball player Kelsey Wilson will be heading to the University of Texas-Arlington. Biggs will be playing for the University of Nebraska next season. During the ceremony, basketball Head Coach Bryan Zollinger received a “Hard Hat” award from journalist Earl Watt for his achievements with the Saints basketball program. Zollinger was named KBCA Coach of the Year earlier this month. The nominees for the W.A.

Shuffleburg academic award were announced. Lady Saints nominated for the Shuffleburg Award are: basketball player Kayla Thompson, volleyball player Courtney Geesing and volleyball player Daiane Souza. Saints nominated for the Shuffleburg Award are baseball player Sam Pack, tennis player Felipe Cruz and tennis player Lucas Izkovitz. The Shuffleburg award will be awarded after the end of the semester. After the awards, the Hall of Fame inductees: Cory Patton, the ’02 Lady Saints, Jim Littell, Kim Ortega, and Galen McSpadden gave speeches. The inductees also received awards for their accomplishments. “We’re really proud of all of our athletes,” McSpadden said to the audience during his speech. McSpadden has been at Seward for over three decades. Under McSpadden, the Saints have won 14 Jayhawk West conference titles and have won more than 1,000 games. Kim Ortega is part of the 2002 Lady Saints Basketball team have won the NJCAA champi-

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Sam Pack, sophomore, receives the Johnstone Award from head baseball coach Galen McSpadden.

onship. Ortega is also the most decorated Lady Saint in SCCC athletics. “I’ve never be so honored to be a part of something so special,” Ortega said. The Seward Athletics Hall of Fame display wall is located next to the Athletic offices, in front of the concessions stand. Plaques are mounted on the Hall of Fame for each of the inductees.


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Carla DeVellen, Natasha Ming, and Jasmin Mitchell received scholarships from the Soroptomist Group. Devellen and Ming received a $500 scholarship from the group and Mitchell received the Cynthia Sallaska $1000 scholarship.

• GRADUATION will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 12 in the Gym. Students are asked to be there by 9:15 a.m. • GRADUATION PRACTICE will be on Friday May 11 in the gym. Students need to be there at 3 p.m. • PHI THETA KAPPA will be selling roses at graduation. The cost of the roses are $25 for a dozen and $20 for half a dozen. For more information contact Debbie Stafford at 620-4171455.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blood Drive

• STUDENTS that need their medallion for their tassels may pick them up at the bookstore. • SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY SOCIETY presets Mozart and Munchies in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theatre. Admission is a free will donation. For more information call 620-629-0203. • SPRING CONCERT is May 3 at 7 p.m in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theatre. Tickets are $3. To reserve or by tickets call 620-417-1451 or stop by the Humanities office.

Security Report Apri l 2 A report was taken for damage to a vehicle in the east parking lot of campus. One student ran into another student’s car with his knee causing a dent to the vehicle. Students exchanged insurance information. No injuries. Apri l 2 A report was taken for damage to property in the SLC Dorms. A student shot out a window in the dorms with a BB gun causing about $200 worth of damage. Student was fined, ordered to do community service, and pay restitution for the broken window. Apri l 4 A report was taken in reference to a battery call at the Area Technical School between two female students. Both females admitted to hitting each other over a verbal altercation. Both students refused to testify. No injuries. Both individuals released to a supervising adult. April 10 A report was taken at the Area Technical School due to a small fire in the Diesel Tech program. An instructor poured a small amount of gas into a carburetor and when the key was turned to start the vehicle, the carburetor backfired and ignited

the gas. The fire was quickly extinguished by a student with a fire extinguisher. No injuries. No damages. Apri l 12 An accident report was taken. The accident involved a student opening the door of their car and hitting the car next to it causing a dent to the door. Damage estimated at less than $1000. No injuries. Students exchanged insurance information. April 13 A report was taken in reference to an injury to a student in the Auto I program. Student and instructor both state the student was applying floor dry to a spill under a lift and when he stood up he hit his head on the vehicle lift causing a bleeding laceration to his head. Student was taken to hospital by his sister where he received three staples. Student is ok and back in class. Apri l 15 A report was taken for Minor in possession of alcohol. Four students were caught in a dorm room at the SLC room drinking alcohol. Alcohol confiscated. Fines issued. There were no more reported incidents.

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Selene Perez, freshman, prepares to donate blood at the recent blood drive. The overall goal was to reach 40 pints of blood. A the end of the drive 47 pints were collected.

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SCCC Calendar of Events Evening Class Finals: May 7-10 Last Day of Classes: May 11 Commencement: May 12 Day Class Finals: May 14-16 Book Buy Back: May 14-16 All Saints Day: May 17 Memorial Day-Campus Closed: May 28

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Derric Moore, math lab instructor, reviews upper level math in order to be prepared to help students attending calculus. Math lab is currently focused towards trigonometry and classes of lower difficulty.

Math lab offers students help with course work Matthew Adki ns Crusader staff

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Crusader staff members showcase their 31 individual awards by spelling out SCCC following the final awards ceremony at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press convention in Salina. In addition to a strong showing in the individual awards, in which the staff placed in 19 of 22 total categories, the staff also won a Silver Medalist Award in the overall competition. Shown above are Crusader staff members Matthew Adkins, Levi Adams, Jose Medrano, Heidy Molina, Celestina Padilla, Tonya Loewen and Sandy Alfaro.

Crusader wins silver overall, 31 individual KACP awards Jose Medrano Crusader staff The Crusader staff received a Silver Medalist Award for overall newspaper and won 31 individual awards at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press convention April 15-16 in Salina. The individual awards included six first-place awards, eight second place awards, seven in third place and 10 honorable mentions. “The one thing that stood out to me was that the Crusader placed in 19 out of the 22 categories,” Anita Reed, adviser of the Crusader, said. Twenty colleges from across Kansas and 191 students and advisers registered for the convention that had a total of 1,773 entries submitted to this year’s contests. Of those entries, 516 were in the two-year college newspaper category. Reed and seven members of the Crusader staff attended the convention. Editor-in-chief Heidy Molina, sports editor Levi Adams, news editor Celestina Padilla and staff writers Matthew Adkins, Sandy Alfaro, Tonya Loewen and Jose Medrano represented the Crusader at the convention. The convention started Sunday afternoon with workshops, an AP style contest, publication critiques and an awards ceremony. On Monday, staff members attended workshops in the morning. The workshops ranged from journalism job tips and writing tips, to suggestions for Constitution Day First Amendment food gatherings. The convention ended Monday with the final awards ceremony,

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Levi Adams won first in the on-site copy editing-contest at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press convention in Salina last week. Tonya Loewen won third, and Matthew Adkins received an honorable mention. Seward students claimed three of the five awards in the contest. where the Crusader received a silver medalist award. “It was impressive to take so many awards, but with such strong talent on the staff it was expected,” Reed said. Crusader sports editor Levi Adam placed first in the AP Style contest. “I was surprised to win first because there were a lot of people in the contest, and I have never been in a AP style contest before,” Adams said. Adams also received a second place in series writing, and a third place in sports column writing. Crusader staff writer Sandy Alfaro received the following awards: first place in feature writing, second place in infographic design and an honorable mention in sports writing. Crusader staff writer Matthew Adkins received an honorable mention in the AP style contest. The Crusader’s online editor

Raul Lemus received five awards. A first place was awarded to Lemus in feature photography. Lemus received two second places one in headline writing and another in front page design. Two honorable mentions were also awarded to Lemus in feature writing and editorial writing. Crusader staff writer Tonya Loewen received two third places, one for copy-editing and another for interior page layout. Loewen also received an honorable mention for sports writing. Editor-in-chief Heidy Molina received a first place in news photography and a second place in editorial writing. “The staff this year was very talented and passionate about the stories they wrote, and the awards helped prove it,” Molina said. Crusader staff writer Jose Medrano received two awards, an honorable mention in sports

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writing and an honorable mention in sports photography. Crusader staff writer Morgan Wills received three awards, first place in sports feature writing, second place in sports feature writing and third place in feature photography. Because the contest entries span from February of 2011 through February of 2012, previous members of the Crusader also won awards. Alfredo Anaya, one of last year’s co-editors, was awarded a third place for infographic design; Chandler Brockett received a second place for sports column writing and Connie Whiteley was a awarded a first place for series writing. Jose Rodriguez placed second in single ad design, and Miguel Campano received an honorable mention in sports photography. Octavio Rodriguez received three awards: third place for cartoon illustration, third place in review writing and an honorable mention in illustration. An honorable mention was given to Alfredo Anaya, Connie Whiteley, Heidy Molina and Lizuly Monarrez in the photo essay category. “The only thing that was truly disappointing to me was that the Crusader did not place in the special section category,” Reed said. The Crusader produced special sections this year ranging from sports to a 3D homecoming issue. In addition to the KACP awards, the Crusader was notified by the American Scholastic Press Association that the staff had been presented a first place award by the national organization earlier this month.

A new place to get help with math classes is available. As a part of the STEM grant, Science Technology Engineering and Math, SCCC is required to provide a math lab. Math lab, similar to a reading lab, is meant to be a place where students attending any level of math classes can get help with their course work. Currently, the math lab is in room A159 and is open all day, but by the 2012 fall semester it is expected to be part of the library. Derric Moore is the current math lab instructor and facilitator. His job involves helping students with their math skills

outside of class as well as raising the awareness of STEM fields. “Part of what’s included in the STEM grant is that we’re going to start recruiting more STEM majors,” Moore said. In addition to a math lab, the grant calls for a transfer coordinator specifically for STEM majors. The current STEM transfer coordinator is Jolie Griffin. Griffin’s job is to help STEM majors transfer to schools that have STEM programs. “Most students will attend other colleges because those have STEM program,” Moore says. “So the purpose of this is to bridge that gap and students can go ahead and be ready to transfer into the programs at other colleges.”

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The student club, Kappa Beta Delta, attends an instructional business dinner hosted by Nick and Lisa Hatcher. The main purpose was to teach the club members proper etiquette in a business dinner.

Kappa Beta Delta club attends instruction business meeting Levi Adams Crusader staff Kappa Beta Delta, the honor society for business students at Seward County Community College, met at the Liberal Country Club on Thursday, April 12, 2012, for a business dinner etiquette meeting. The hosts were Nick and Lisa Hatcher, local business people. During the dinner, the hosts

went over business dinner setting etiquette and interview setting etiquette. Some things to remember in these types of settings are: • Start from the outside. • Build bridges with utensils. • Cut each bite of food. • Unfold napkin in lap. • Do not sit until hosts sit. • Butter each slice of bread separately.

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Kappa Beta Delta members and sponsors pose for a picture with hosts Nick and Lisa Hatcher at a business dinner session. Back, Levi Adams, Melissa Sander, Corey Wilkins, Nick Hatcher and Lisa Hatcher. Middle row, Gina Palmgren , Iago Goncalves, Alyssa Amerin, Sherry Farrell, Savannah Salley, Mitchell Foster, Rochelle St. Amand, president Eva Loewen and Tanya Dowell. Front, Kayley Pelfrey, Sandra Munoz Poletti, Ana Ramirez, Shanon Robinson, Lindsay Bulk

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Iraq veteran comes to SCCC after military Levi Adams Sports editor

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SCCC Saints Hanna Bognar, Ashlynn Knoll, Corieon Pearson, Brice Jenkins, and Edson Avila dance along with Zumba instructor, Lydia Augustine.

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Jeremy Olson by the Gulf of Oman to the East and Saudi Arabia to the South. Olson served a total of eight years. He began his military career in September 2005 and ended it earlier this year, January 2012. During his tours, Olson served on a convoy escort team. This team, of course, would assist and defend convoys, usually consisting of trucks, on cross country treks. On Olson’s first tour, he ran all escort positions. On his second tour, however, Olson was strictly a scout, which meant he would stay way ahead of the convoy, making sure everything looked ok up ahead. Olson says he enjoyed being a scout because he could “ by himself, away from everyone else in the team.” Olson’s only advice to potential military prospects: “Don’t take things to seriously because the drill sergeants are just going through procedure.”

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Daniel Carasco, sophomore, demostrates to the children how to throw the ball accu- Saints baskeball player Edson Avila takes part in a rately for the ball toss game during Spring Fiesta. Spring Fiesta was on Sunday. competitive two-legged race with several children. Graduation tiles,see p.5

One day, while he was sitting on the couch watching television, Jeremy Olson decided he wanted to do something better with his life, so he decided to join the United States Military. Eight years and two tours later, Olson is currently taking classes at Seward County Community College/Area Technical school. Because of Olson’s service to the country, he now has his future schooling paid for, courtesy of Uncle Sam, and his current plans are to get an associate’s degree from Seward County, then go from there. When asked about his service, in the military, Olson simply responded, “It was a great opportunity.” A great opportunity because Olson helped the Iraqi citizens, and he could see what all help was done, just by noticing the changes that occurred during his time in the Middle East. Olson completed two tours during his eight years of service. Olson’s first tour was in Balad, Iraq, which is a city about 50 miles north of Baghdad, the nation’s capital. Balad currently contains several Army, Air Force and Navy Bases. Olson also served in Kuwait, for his second tour. Kuwait is a very small country, bordering the southeast corner of Iraq; it also sandwiched

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T O N S O F T I L E S Massive collaborative campus project begins Megan S pai n Entertainment editor

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A concept drawing of the ampitheater wall envisions the completed project. Above, individual tiles created by students. Graduating students can create and submit their tiles until the last week of school.

A massive installment of tiles on the back of the ampitheater is a project planned to be worked on for the next 10 to 15 years at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Each tile will feature a unique design hand painted by a graduating SCCC/ATS student. “It’s a way for them to leave their mark,” SCCC/ATS 3D instructor Dustin Farmer explained. The idea started as a collaboration between Farmer, college president Dr. Duane Dunn, director of development

Tammy Doll, and art instructor Susan Copas. Even though the project is only now beginning to accept tiles from graduates, it’s an idea that has been thrown around since before Farmer began teaching at SCCC/ATS. “The original idea was hand decorated tiles, with sections for specific graduating years,” Farmer said. Farmer then explained that they will not begin installation of the tiles until they have a few years worth of tiles collected. Graduating students who are interested in contributing their tiles to the wall may do so by

contacting Farmer. The best times for decorating tiles are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students may also work with Farmer to set up a time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Someone will be in the art room to help graduating students with the creation of their tiles. Students are encouraged to finish their tiles before final week of school ends and before they leave SCCC/ATS.

Muehlfeld multitasks with many interests at SCCC/ATS S andy Al faro Crusader staff From dancing in Germany to traveling all across Europe, sophomore Maria Muehlfeld now gets ready to sing at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Muehlfeld has been involved in multiple activities in the time she has attended SCCC. She is a singer for the SCCC choir and has been practicing three to four times a week for a concert April 29 with the Southwest Symphony as well as for the Spring Concert May 3. Muehlfeld says she is very

excited for these concerts. “We’ve worked on Mozart pieces which are really hard to learn because it is all in Latin,” Muehlfeld said. She is hoping her hard work shows in the concerts. Aside from being in choir, Muehlfeld is also vice president of leadership of Phi Theta Kappa. PTK takes up most of her time, along with tutoring multiple subjects, such as math, English, and reading and writing skills. Being an international student also brought Muehlfeld to be a part of the International Student Organization. Muehlfeld was born in Berlin, Germany, and has

been traveling with her parents, Henri and Angelika, and younger sister Luisa Muehlfeld, across Europe ever since she was a child. Muehlfeld came as a foreign exchange student to Tyrone, Okla., in 2006. Donovan and Jennifer Smith and their two sons were Muehlfeld’s host family for the first year she was in the United States. She attended Tyrone High School from 2006-2007. “After the first six months, people couldn’t even tell I from Germany,” was Muehlfeld said. Learning the English language was difficult for Muehlfeld, but now she speaks it fluently.

“It was so hard. I would only smile if I saw others smiling, thinking whatever they were saying was funny.” After finishing the year at THS, Muehlfeld went back to Germany, where she got her degree as a foreign language correspondent. Muehlfeld chose Seward because it was a school she was familiar with after living in the surrounding area. She will be graduating with an associates in science degree in May. She plans to pursue her career in the business field, possibly international business. Muehlfeld plans to attend Cameron University in Lawton, Okla..

If all goes Muehlfeld’s way, her desire is for her family and host family meet for the first time at her graduation from Cameron University. Muehlfeld thanks PTK sponsor Debbie Stafford, advising coordinator Patsy Fisher, Alaina Rice, and English instructor Janice Northerns for being a big help during her time at SCCC. What she likes the most about SCCC is the relationships that can be made with students and instructors. “Seward is so much more student-teacher oriented, it’s very easy to stay in contact,” Muehlfeld said.

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SCCC sophomore athletes commit to play at four-year universities across the country

Deverell Biggs Men’s Basketball Nebraska Lincoln, Nebra.

Willy Gustin Baseball Regis Univ. Denver, Colo. Aislen Karney Volleyball CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo.

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Ashlynn Knoll Women’s Basketball Kansas State Manhattan, Kan.

Who is going where? Daiane Souza Volleyball SW Okla. State Weatherford, Okla.

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Gavin Glands Baseball Oral Roberts Tulsa, Okla.

Kelsey Wilson Women’s Basketball UT-Arlington Arlington, Texas

Hanna Bognar Women’s Basketball Armstrong Atlantic St. Savannah, Ga.

Courtney Geesing Volleyball Southern Arkan. Magnolia, Arkan.

Softball sets winning pace

Saints win 12, lose 3 in April Jose Medrano Crusader staff April has been a strong month for the Saints baseball team, with only two losses since the month began. The Saints started off the first week of April with a double-header against Garden City, at Brent Gould field. The Saints lost the first match, 6-2, and won the second match against Garden City, 127. The Saints played Clarendon on April 4 and lost, 5-2. To finish off the first week of April, the Saints baseball team faced Hutchinson in a four-game series on April 6-7. The Saints won the first two matches against Hutchinson, 31 and 7-0. Hutchinson went on and won the third match, 5-4. The Saints won the final match

against Hutchinson, 9-1. The baseball team played on Brent Gould field against Clarendon on April 11 and won, 6-5. The Saints faced Pratt for a four- game home meet on April 15-16. The Saints buried Pratt and won all four matches: 7-4, 6-4, 2-0, 8-7. The Saints ended the second week of April with a loss to Seminole State, 14-10. The Saints baseball team played a double-header against Redlands and Rose State this past Monday, April 23. The Saints won against Redlands, 10-9, and also won against Rose State, 9-7. The baseball team played Clarendon today at Brent Gould field. The Saints won, 15-14. The Saints are now 30-22, and 19-9 in the Jayhawk West.

Levi Adams Sports editor

Crusader photo/Jose Medrano

Leticia Monteiro steps up to the net while Katiuska Adarmes sets up to serve.

Saints, Lady Saints tennis Levi Adams Sports editor The Lady Saints tennis team got third place at the Region VI tennis tournament. The tournament, which was located in Wichita lasted three days, from Thursday thur Saturday. During the Lady Saints time in Wichita, the team managed to qualify four players for the na-

tional tournament: Dariya Dashutina placed first in No. 1 singles; Leticia Monteiro placed second in No. 5 singles; Kurstie Zepeda placed second in No. 6 singles; Leticia Monteiro and Caitlin Workman placed second at No. 3 doubles. The Saints team also placed third at the tournament. Felipe Cruz placed second in No. 2 singles.

The Lady Saints softball team started the season with a 4-0 record and never looked back. The Lady Saints played a doubleheader on April 18, at home against Garden City; Seward swept the doubleheader, 6-1 6-3. A doubleheader was played in Great Bend on Friday. The Lady Saints played Barton, winning the games, 11-0 and 5-1. The Lady Saints played a double-header against Lamar today in Lamar, Colo. The Lady Saints won game one, 8-7, and lost game two, 4-3. Only one conference game is yet to be played, against Colby, at Colby on Friday. Crusader photo/Jose Medrano The team will travel to WichiSaints softball player Christina Wright Lady ta to start play in the Region VI practices hitting at practice. tournament on May 5-6.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012



Green house welcomes back legends

The inductees unveil the wall before the banquet. Plaques are mounted on the wall that contain the achievements of the inductees. The Hall of Fame wall is located in front of the concession stand.

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Saints Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Cory Patton, Galen McSpadden, Jim Littell, Kim Ortega and part of the 2002 Lady Saints basketball team stand in front of their Hall of Fame plaques. The inductees attended a unveiling of the Hall of Fame and the annual athletics banquet.

2002 Lady Saints Basketball Team The 2002 Lady Saints basketball team is the only team in SCCC history, so far, that has won a NJCAA national championship. The 2002 Lady Saints basketball team had a perfect season of 38-0. The team has a Jayhawk West Conference title and a Region VI tournament title.

Head basketball coach Bryan Zollinger receives a Hard Hat award for his accomplishments with the basketball team. Zollinger received a Coach of the Year award from the KBCA earlier this month.

Jim Littell speaks to the audience at the annual athletic banquet. Littell coached the Lady Saints basketball team for 14 seasons. Littell now serves as women’s head coach at OSU.

Cory Patton

Jim Littell

Kim Ortega

Galen McSpadden

Cory Patton played for the Saints baseball team during 2000-2002 seasons. Patton hit an astonishing 31 home runs in the Saints ’02 season. Patton also received several awards for his ’02 season. Patton was named Jayhawk West Conference MVP, NJCAA All-American, ABCA player of the year and led in the NJCAA with an RBI of 120. Patton was awarded a NJCAA Student-Athlete of the Year Award in 2002. Patton also holds several records in Saints baseball history.

Jim Littell coached the Lady Saints basketball team for 14 seasons. Under Littell, the Lady Saints won the NJCAA national championship in 2002, had a perfect season of 38-0 and brought home nine Jayhawk West titles. Littell has a NJCAA Coach of Year award for the ’02 season and a WBCA Coach of the Year award. Littell has received nine Jayhawk West Coach of the Year awards. Littell is the only coach in Seward’s history, so far, to have won a NJCAA championship.

Kim Ortega played as a guard for the Lady Saints basketball team during the 2000-2002 seasons. Ortega played 72 games for the Lady Saints with only a single game loss. Ortega played a key role in the 2002 Lady Saints’ championship season. In the 2002 season, Ortega was awarded with NJCAA National Player of the Year, NJCAA Tournament MVP, NJCAA AllAmerican, Jayhawk West MVP and the WBCA Player of the Year.

Galen McSpadden has been coaching the Saints baseball team for 30 years. During his time at SCCC, McSpadden has won more than 1,000 games, brought home 14 Jayhawk West titles and coached the Saints to two JUCO world series. Also, McSpadden has received the Jayhawk West Coach of the Year award five times. McSpadden has been inducted into the NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame and into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame.



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Talking Trash Part 2 :Looking behind the scenes


personally collected recyclables to the recycling center.

2.The city collects the recyclables until there is enough for a bale.

Saints baseball player Jonny Griffith and Biology Instructor Jared Haas recycle computer paper and newspaper after learning about process behind the sense.

3.With enough of

the same product for a bale the city sends it up the elevator to be pressed and baled.

The city collects 4.the bales until

they have collected enough for a truck load. Plastic bottles can sit for up to six years.

Plastic bottles must be stored until there is enough for one bale.

Frank Holman discusses what takes place before and after the communities recyables are baled at the Liberal recycling center located west of Liberal High School and East of Mid-America Air Museum. Each shipment must be at least 40,000 pounds. Liberal has three drop off sites, two located in Wichita and one in Hutchinson. The last shipment brought in $30,000. Holman urges the public to increase participation especially with aluminum which is currently the most profitable.

Crusader photos and story by Morgan Wills

The elevator presses all recyclables in preparation for shipment.

Supervisor shares story of Liberal Recycling Center operations Involvement in recycling is everyone’s business, but Frank Holman, solid waste sanitation superintendent at the Liberal Recycling Center, makes it his business every day. Holman has been an employee of the city for 25 years and has observed the recycling center as it has evolved. He recently led a small tour for the college, explaining the inner workings. The Liberal Recycling Center collects newspaper, computer paper, and lined paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, milk cartons, two liter bottles, aluminum and glass. It is helpful to city workers when correct preparation is taken

because they manually move the contents of the bins into a pickup bed to transport it inside the center. Therefore, all lids and contents should be removed from recyclables. Also, boxing newspapers rather than discarding them loosely into the bins helps to make the process faster and more efficient. Obviously, unrelated items such as tires, and animal remains, and candles are frowned upon. To get involved in Liberal’s recycling program, people can collect recyclables, properly prepare the products, transport them to the recycling center, and place them in the correct bins. From this point, the city takes respon-

sibility. The items are transported inside the recycling center. If the item is a plastic it usually sits inside the building until there is enough accumulated to make a bale. A bale consists of approximately 18 5x5x5 foot boxes. Once there is enough of the same product, it is fed onto the elevator, which dumps it into a vault. Inside the vault, the products are pressed and bundled by long metal ties. Then a hydraulic pressurized door opens and the bale is pushed out and onto a jack or fork lift. The bale is moved over to another storage sight, where it sits until enough bales have been accumulated to justify

semi load. A full semi is approximately 36 bales of cardboard or 45,000 pounds. By mixing different recyclables together on the same load, the city usually averages about 40,000 pounds per truck. Cardboard is the most generated product, on average there is enough to process four bales in one day. It takes several weeks to create a bale of aluminum, and about five to six years to accumulate a semi load of bales. “Last time we shipped out aluminum,” Holman said, “we raised $30,000. We need more coming in.” Holman challenged the public to step up efforts with recycling aluminum.

The Liberal Recycling Center ships to three companies, one in Hutchinson and two in Wichita, which takes all of the city’s aluminum products. McDonald’s is supportive, according to Holman. “They get involved; they even take the time to fold their boxes while others who don’t care will just throw a whole box in. If other business were willing to break their own boxes as well, and bring them to us it would cut their costs on garbage, and it would add to our productivity. No one has ever been turned away. Bring all you got.” Holman also addressed the rumor that, occasionally, items

placed in the recycling bins are not recycled. Holman explained that when this happens recyclable products inside the bins have become contaminated. For example, if there is oil on the cardboard, or there has been rain, or there are maintenance issues, any of these could cause a back up in production and recyclables may have to be treated as waste. “Citizens need to realize that throwing away potentially recyclable item is wasteful,” Holman said. “The truth about recycling and what goes on at the Liberal Recycling Center should be told, and education on the subject must begin at the grade school level.”

Sophomore Kristyn Campbell follows “Billy the Bottle” as he journeys to his next life

Eighteen boxes must be accumulated to create one bale. It can take five to six years to fill one truck load with bales before it is efficient to ship.

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